It was published by Sunderland-based Northeast Press, part of the UK-wide regional newspaper giants Johnston Press. It was part of a series of Star freesheets founded in 1988 (as The Courier) for the Tyne & Wear metropolitan area and the coastal towns of County Durham.
It had no website of its own; the link below is to Northeast Press’s paid-for evening newspaper for the area, the Shields Gazette.
It came out on Thursdays.
It closed in late February 2011.